If a husband shares confidential psychological evaluation results about himself with his wife, can she legally share that info with others?

The husband did not grant her permission to share the info and the husband did not forbid her sharing the info.

Asked on April 19, 2015 under Uncategorized, Michigan


S.L,. Member, California Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 5 years ago | Contributor

The wife cannot disclose the husband's confidential psychological evaluation communicated to her by her husband because of the spousal privilege.  The spousal privilege prevents a spouse from disclosing a confidential communication from the other spouse made during the marriage.

No waiver of the spousal privilege has occurred here.

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